Tips and Advice

Cuba Festive 2024

This itinerary is designed to offer you an immersive experience in Havana and Trinidad, filled with cultural, historical, and culinary delights. Each day is meticulously planned to ensure you have a memorable and enriching journey. Book now to secure this incredible Cuban adventure!

Day 1: Arrival in Havana

Start your adventure arriving in Havana. As you disembark, you’ll be greeted by our VIP service, ensuring a smooth journey through customs and straight to your awaiting vintage car. Imagine cruising through Havana’s streets, your personal guide sharing captivating stories, as you make your way to the luxurious Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski La Habana.

Once settled, embark on an enchanting tour of Colonial Havana. Wander through cobblestone streets, marvel at historic architecture, and feel the vibrant pulse of the city. For lunch, delight in a meal at Chef Ivan Justo/Carbon, where each bite is a revelation of Cuban flavors.

The afternoon is a treasure trove of art as you visit three renowned studios, each showcasing the creativity and passion of Havana’s artists. As evening falls, unwind at your hotel before heading to the famous El Floridita for a refreshing daiquirí and live music. Dinner at Cinco Sentidos awaits, offering a culinary experience that will tantalize your taste buds. Conclude your night with an exquisite cigar and rum pairing at La Guarida, an experience that epitomizes Cuban luxury.

Day 2: Explore Havana’s Art and Culture

Begin your day with an invigorating E-bike tour of Havana, a wonderful way to see a lot of the city in a short time. The lithium batteries give you extra power while still using your own energy, making it perfect for hills and warm weather. You’ll visit various routes focusing on art and architecture, including the Jardines de Tropical, a spot little visited by tourists.

After your morning ride, return to the hotel lobby to embark on the Hemingway Mafia Tour. Visit Hemingway’s villa on the outskirts of Havana, where your guide will share fascinating insights into the life of Hemingway and the historical context of Cuba during his time. For lunch, Grados offers a local dining experience that’s both delightful and authentic. The afternoon deepens your cultural immersion with a personalized art tour by Sachie Hernández, providing insider access to Havana’s vibrant art scene.

After a brief rest at your hotel, visit Roberto Salas’s studio for a fascinating exchange with this esteemed artist. Dinner at El Cocinero offers more than just a meal – it’s a gastronomic journey. The night culminates with a spectacular show at Tropicana, where you’ll have the best seats in the house for an unforgettable performance.

Day 3: Cultural Immersion

Start your day with a visit to the organic family farm Finca Tungasuk. Spend the morning stepping outside the tourist bubble on this 32-acre farm run by Alfredo from Peru and his wife Annabelle, a Nicaraguan-trained chef. Enjoy the beautiful setting as Annabelle prepares one of her mouth-watering dishes with home-grown produce, followed by a delicious farm-to-table meal.

After lunch, continue your journey with an art-filled afternoon at Fusterlandia. Marvel at the grand art project of ceramicist Jose Fuster, whose work has transformed his home and the surrounding neighborhood into a vibrant mosaic masterpiece. In the late afternoon, deepen your cultural immersion with a visit to Acosta Danza, founded by renowned dancer Carlos Acosta, where you’ll experience a unique blend of contemporary dance and classical ballet.

For dinner, enjoy the delightful local flavors at Toca Madera. Your night ends with a breathtaking ballet performance at the National Theater, a perfect blend of grace and culture.

Day 4: Journey to Trinidad

Your day begins with a picturesque drive to Trinidad, stopping in Cienfuegos for a guided city tour. Here, you’ll explore the architectural beauty and charm of this coastal city. Lunch at Finca del Mar, known for its exquisite seafood, is a culinary highlight. Continue to Trinidad and check into the charming Iberostar Grand Hotel Trinidad.

As the sun sets, enjoy drinks and dinner at Sol Ananda, a colonial gem offering a unique dining experience. The evening is yours to explore the historic town and its vibrant atmosphere.

Day 5: Discover Trinidad

Discover the magic of Trinidad with a morning city tour. Stroll through historic streets and immerse yourself in the town’s rich history. Visit the ruins of a sugar plantation and learn about its significant past. Lunch in the countryside offers a farm-to-table experience that’s both delicious and authentic.

The afternoon is dedicated to art and craftsmanship, showcasing local artisans and their work. Leisure time at The Grill allows you to relax and enjoy the serene surroundings. Dinner at El Ojo del Toro, with its breathtaking sea views, promises a memorable culinary experience. Conclude the night with the lively Cuban music scene at Plaza Mayor, where the rhythms will sweep you off your feet.

Day 6: Return to Havana

The journey back to Havana is comfortable and scenic. Upon arrival, settle back into the Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski La Habana. The day is yours to explore the city at leisure, perhaps indulging in some last-minute shopping or revisiting favorite spots.

In the afternoon, take the opportunity to visit the Vintage Cars Museum. This museum showcases a collection of almost 50 vehicles from 1905 to 1989, including classic American autos once owned by famous personalities. Moto enthusiasts can also thrill to an old collection of Harley-Davidsons and other motorcycles.

As evening falls, prepare for a spectacular New Year’s Eve celebration. Enjoy a lavish dinner party at La Guarida, where you’ll ring in the New Year in style, surrounded by the vibrancy and warmth of Havana.

Day 7: Farewell

Your final day in Havana is a chance to unwind and reflect on your unforgettable journey. Spend the morning enjoying leisure time at Playas del Este, one of the beautiful beaches of Cuba. Later, you may choose to take salsa lessons, guaranteed to have you up and dancing in no time.

In the early afternoon, experience the rhythm and energy of Habana Compas Dance, known for their unique blend of dance and percussion. Finally, transfer to José Martí Airport for your departure. Depart Havana with cherished memories, arriving back with a newfound appreciation for the rich culture and beauty of Cuba.